Lost Footsteps
Lost Footsteps

Daw Mya Yee

Burmese at the UN 1955

From left to right: unidentified; Daw Dora Than E; Dr. Htin Aung; U Thant; Daw Mya Yee; Mrs. James Barrington; U (Jimmy) Paw Htin; Colonel Lwin; Uncle Richard Paw Oo. This was possibly during U Nu's visit to the US in June-July 1955.

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Prime Minister U Nu, Daw Mya Yee and Daw Khin Kyi in England 1950

In May 1950, Prime Minister U Nu in England, accompanied by his wife Daw Mya Yee and General Aung San's widow Daw Khin Kyi. During his days in London, Oxford, and elsewhere, U Nu tried hard to paint as rosy a picture as possible of the situation in Burma. He said peace was likely 'within a year' and encouraged British aid and investment. An article in the Spectator magazine (link below) however painted a very different (and more realistic) picture....

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